Tribute to all the New Entrepreneurs

A tribute to all the new entrepreneurs and those who haven’t stepped into their dream… 

Let me encourage you!  Give that business idea a chance by investing in yourself.  

“Most of us can be found flying too close to the ground.  Too often we don’t give ourselves permission to soar.” Price Pritchett

Trust me when I say I know your story

Clocking in on another’s dream is demoralizing, but I also understand that becoming your own boss can be overwhelming. 

If you’re brave enough to step into your business idea, I know it’s scary at the beginning.  You may be second guessing every decision, especially if your business has a slow start.  

Most likely, there are aspects of your business that are just not in your wheel house.  All you want to do is follow your passion and do that thing you are so good at.  So, it’s tempting to procrastinate tackling the piles of paperwork and taxes. 

Despite the frustration, you still believe in what you have to offer the world enough to press through the red tape.  

As if frustration wasn’t enough to discourage you, guilt sets in when you attempt to juggle life and work.  Let’s face it your business is always on your mind, but the reason you are building a business is to also create a life.  

It would help if you had a network of trusted friends for support and to bounce ideas off of.  How do other entrepreneurs build a customer base or use social media?  Do others struggle with balancing life and work?

Yep, I get it.  

I have over thirty years of experience as an entrepreneur with numerous successes and failures to share.  

One thing I’ve learned is the most important investment for your business is an investment in yourself.  

In 2019 I became a fire walker at my first Tony Robbins event.  In that same year I went onto another Tony Robbins event and signed up for the Life Coach School.  I’ve also invested in a library of books written by titans in business who have shaped my foundational mindset.  

To be honest, I wish I had invested in my business and personal development thirty years ago.  

Let me save you thirty years

I’d like to lead you through typical pitfalls and teach you the skills to overcome obstacles in creating the life you envision. 

I am offering a New And Not Yet Entrepreneur Mastermind starting July 20th at Flown The Coop in Burton, Texas.

For the price of a monthly massage or a mani/pedi, let me help you set a strong foundation for your new or not yet business.  As a certified life coach, I can help you learn to manage your mind around every aspect of your business.  

Sign up for the first Mastermind with the option to register for the full six months, which will meet on the third Thursday of every month. 

Topics include: 

  • Your why & why nots (mindset)
  • Knowing YOUR niche (customers)
  • Creativity is the key
  • Pouring from a full cup
  • Building a network
  • Everything is figureoutable
  • Future self

The mastermind will be limited to 12 people, an intimate setting to create a lasting business network.  

So are you ready to go all in?  

Ready to learn to trust yourself and what you have to offer the world?

Are you ready to give your business a chance?  

Sign up for the New And Not Yet Mastermind today!  

Here’s to giving yourself permission to soar!  

~Tiffany

And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!

The Practice Life!

The practice life is rich in opportunity!

The Practice Life is taking action on an idea, and an exercise repeated regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency.

Tiffany Eckhardt, owner of Flown The Coop takes a look at life as a practice.

People practice patience, hospitality, yoga, wellness, gratitude and their business.  Here are a few practices I’m currently working on.

Patience

Let’s just say that I am cultivating patience in tandem with all the other fruits of the spirit (Galations 5:22-23). This is a necessary gift from God!  I don’t come by it naturally.  Our guest house project is testing my patience.  The struggle is real.  I’ve been dreaming of this project for three years.  I do not claim to be long suffering.  It takes practice to accept the things I can not control.

Hospitality

I love to practice hospitality.  I was fortunate to hear a speaker on hospitality as a young mother.  The speaker set me free from imperfect entertaining.  Entertaining is preforming to impress your guest.  Hospitality is welcoming friends in your home with the intention of blessing them.  The focus is on the guests, not on me.

One of my biggest joys is to have fun events and classes at Creative At The Coop.  It is a gift to be able to offer what I’ve learned from years of practice.  I enjoy learning new skills for my practice!  Recently I discovered the ease of creating a charcuterie board.  Charcuterie boards have been a fun creative outlet for my Scout & Cellar wine tastings.

Yoga

My wellness practice began over a year ago.  Jeff and I first embraced a paleo diet and Young Living essential oils!  My home and health became less toxic as I transferred my buying habits to plant based items.  Most importantly, I learned how to listen to my body for clues on what it needs.

I’ve noticed a need to be more active.  Jeff and I joined ​​gen·e·sis yog​a​​​ in Brenham.  Yoga is a patience patient practice, supporting mobility and mindfulness.  I discovered a love for restorative yoga!  It feels like a yoga massage!  I love the challenge of the strength building poses.  I need a lot of practice at this stage of the game!

Business

I am not a doctor or a lawyer.  I am a serial entrepreneur that has spent my life practicing business.  This is one area of my life that feels like an endless climb upward.  I had to learn to embrace the mystery and create a pro mindset.

Podcasts have become a staple in my development this past year.  Some of my favorite podcasters feel like friends.  Truly, at this point in my life I need mentors.  I long to surround myself with people who are in spaces I want to occupy.  Check out my latest blog to learn about 5 podcasts to finish 2018 strong!

Grace

Flown The Coop Guest HouseFinally, I’d like to offer a bit of grace by imagining all areas of life is a practice.  I am grateful to God for grace!  It is an open gate to excepting life in it’s fullest.  I will repeatedly, on a regular basis, move toward my goals allowing myself to makes mistakes along the way.  No one is perfect right out of the gate.  The important thing to remember is keep on practicing.  Right?

Are you giving yourself grace to view life as a practice?  Let’s encourage each other to finish 2018 strong!  Please feel free to share your stories in the comments below!

 

~Tiffany

And the birds fluttered around her writing “YES” in the sky!